Advances in communications technology to seamlessly connect all types of home
devices and appliances are driving the vision to create an intelligent home ecosystem.
This would enable control, access, and information sharing among all the devices and
thereby a much more enhanced user experience.
The future growth of electronics at home lies in the devices being able to wirelessly
communicate among themselves and with one or more universal handheld
portable multiradio devices (including other intelligent control points). Such a
control device would be able to control the other wireless-enabled devices in a distributed
or centralized manner. All devices would in the future come with some
type of a radio interface built into them. One could potentially conceive the giant
intelligent “home system” as being distributed but connected in a modular fashion
over a large-area wireless infrastructure. This naturally requires a vast amount of
research in various aspects of networking, from privacy/security to high performance
to seamless connectivity, emulating “being there” with the device or the equipment.